Simple Holiday Nails That Anyone Can Do!

24 Nov

Seeing the first display of “Limited Edition Shades” in the stores really gets me excited for the holidays.  My advise for a quick sparkle is to add a festive flare to an otherwise plain manicure!

Some people are more skilled at nail art than others and some can’t wear crazy funky nail art to the office.  So here’s a simple look that anyone can do no matter your skill level or work environment.  It’s 2 super easy steps and a really subtle, wearable look.  This happens to be my all time favorite combo because it’s soft and sparkly and takes about 5 minutes.  Here’s how to get this holiday mani…

  • Paint the base coat with any pastel polish.
  • Top it off with a Sally Hansen glitter polish.  I’ve never been able to find a glitter polish quite like this these.  It’s got several sizes & different colors of glitter in one bottle which is what gives it the holiday look.

Nail polish has evolved from a simple cosmetic tool for adding a splash of color to an all-out accessory that can say more about you than your Facebook feed.  Now our options go beyond red, pink, or clear to dramatic nail art and eye-catching patterns.  I know that branching out in the wild world of manicures can seem overwhelming but I know you can do it!

The hot finishes: Looking for an extra-special touch?  Hit the glitter, shimmer, or iridescence.  It’s all about having a party on your nails.  Try a sequined silver with larger bits of glitter, that, depending on each swipe, might yield lots of glitter per nail, or just a fleck.  Another option could be a multicolored shimmer, which can be worn over a sheer pink to create a pretty and fun holiday nail.

For instant holiday-ready nails, simply layer polish colors, a great option when time is limited.  Layer a creamy rouge over a shiny gold, which creates just a delicious holiday red.  Don’t get in a polish rut, if all else fails find a shimmering ruby-red and rock it!

My chance to be a Bond Girl for the holidays

Top row from left: The Spy Who Loved Me, Casino Royale, You Only Live Twice, Die Another Day, Skyfall, GoldenEye
Bottom row from left: The World Is Not Enough, Moonraker, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, The Living Daylights, Live And Let Die, Tomorrow Never Dies.
To celebrate the new James Bond film, Skyfall, OPI (the nail polish people) have released a collection of new nail varnishes inspired by James Bond films.  My favourite is ‘Man with the Golden Gun‘ (above) which has flakes of real 18ct gold leaf in it!  Which do you like best?
That’s it!  Sweet and simple…you can’t go wrong with sparkle nails!
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